Here are Five More Tips from Pope Francis so that you might find happiness —
6. “Learn to Apologize”
We are all aware that in our roles as mothers, fathers, friends, sons, daughters, etc. we sometimes fail to live up to our and others’ expectations or aspirations. “We are all ‘in deficit’ in life,” explains the Pope. However, he adds that “we all need mercy” and in fact reminds us that “God always goes before you and forgives you first.”
7. “Learn to Read Your Sadness”
In a world where sadness is seen as “an evil to be escaped at all costs,” Pope Francis offers a different view. He sees sadness as an “indispensable wake-up call.” “Sometimes sadness works like a traffic light, telling us: it’s red, stop,” he explains, calling us to embrace this essential emotion.
8. “Have Big Dreams”
“The Lord does not want us to narrow our horizons. God does not want us parked on the sides of life, but running toward high goals with joy and boldness,” the Pope exhorts. “Additionally fulfilling God’s dreams for us needs to occur in our everyday lives, not just on weekends or vacations. Dreaming is how we can embrace the beauty of life.”
9. “Don’t Listen to Those Who Sell Illusions”
Pope Francis warns against those who “talk about dreams and sell illusions,” as they are “manipulators of happiness.”
10. “Be Revolutionary, Go Against the Tide”
In a society where the norm is to enjoy the moment and not worry about taking concrete and definitive decisions, Francis asks us to be “revolutionary, to rebel against this culture that basically believes you are incapable of taking responsibility. Have the courage to be happy.”
Do YOU ever see sadness as an “indispensable wake-up call?” Who are those who are “talking about dreams and selling illusions” in YOUR life?
LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR GOD AND GOD WILL LEAD YOUR LIFE TO A WORLD FULL OF LOVE AND TRUE HAPPINESS!!